A Principal at Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Devon Patterson has over 20 years of experience working on major urban residential, mixed-use, commercial office, and higher education projects, resulting in an award-winning portfolio of work. As one of the firm’s leaders in high- and mid-rise residential and mixed-use development design, Devon’s approach centers on creating buildings that enrich their unique urban environments. He is committed to reducing resource consumption and works to integrate sustainable design strategies that conserve energy and maximize occupant comfort into all of his projects. He is an expert in hybrid mixed-use buildings that are designed to support density as an urban growth strategy. In addition to his commercial projects, Devon led the decade-long transformation of Loyola University Chicago’s three campuses, designing over ten new buildings. Devon’s commitment to sustainability is evident in all three campuses through innovative active and passive energy reduction strategies, like naturally ventilated, double-skin glass façades; hydronic-radiant floors; and geothermal heating and cooling systems. Devon is a frequent speaker on issues relating to urban design and residential innovation. He is a longtime member of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Loyola University Chicago Library Friends Board; participates in a number of AIA committees, including Design, Environment, and Architecture for Education; and is active in the USGBC and Design Futures Council. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University.